Materials handling

If it can move, it can kill

13 October, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has warned about the dangers of crushing injuries after two deaths and a serious injury in less than a week.

Roller doors

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: DMF International Pty Ltd

Many plants and factories require extensive control of dust, odours, vermin and contaminants, and this can present a challenge to operators who also require safe, secure openings to allow traffic movements.

Electric trolley

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Warequip

The powered Pushmate battery-driven platform trolley has been designed to combat some of the health and safety incidents and injuries attributed to poor manual handling techniques.

Pallet sheeting

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Fromm Packaging Australia

The Stabulon Anti-slip sheets are placed between pallet layers to protect goods from damage and minimise pallet slippage. By holding the pallets in position and minimising movement caused by the vibrations of nearby machinery, the sheets improve stability and safety during the loading, unloading and handling of palletised goods.

Vehicle security devices

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Fortress Systems Pty Ltd

The Salvo range of driveaway-prevention products now includes a plug-and-play control panel. The PCB-based, programmable device is multi-voltage and able to power external traffic lights and beacons, simplifying the installation process.

Truck loading platform

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: No Bolt Operations Pty Ltd

The Safe Loading Access Platform (SLAP) series was designed to put an end to drivers falling from trucks during loading. The platforms are quick and easy to use, light enough for one or two people to move and strong enough to suit busy transport yards.

Traffic control devices

11 October, 2008 | Supplied by: North Pacific Supplies Pty Ltd

North Pacific Supplies turns regrind rubber from old tyres into speed humps, wheel stops, traffic cones, bollards, corner protectors, wheel chocks and dock bumpers.

NTC welcomes new heavy vehicle driver fatigue laws

08 October, 2008

The National Transport Commission (NTC) welcomed the new heavy vehicle driver fatigue laws in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. They have developed an information kit to help industry bodies with the transition.

Foundry fined for crush and burn injuries

30 September, 2008

Bradken Resources was fined almost $30,000 recently for failing to provide any safe operating instructions before a worker was injured at an Adelaide foundry.

Mining safety alert on vehicle interaction

29 September, 2008

Queensland's Department of Mines and Energy has issued a safety alert after the driver of a Toyota Landcruiser was injured in a collision with a Cat 789 rear dump truck at a mine ramp intersection.

New code to help make foundries safer

26 September, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has replaced the existing foundries Code of Practice No. 2 (1988) with a new Compliance Code for foundries, providing practical guidance to those who have duties or obligations under the OHS Act and regulations.

Warning on crane safety after new incident

25 September, 2008

SafeWork SA is urging construction firms to review their crane safety procedures after a crane was struck by its falling load at a Built Environs construction site in northern Adelaide.

Safety reminder for working with tower cranes

23 September, 2008

WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder to ensure adequate safety measures are in place when using tower cranes, following an incident where a tower crane dropped its load from a height of 2 metres.

Australian Freight Industry Awards

22 September, 2008

The 2008 Australian Freight Industry Awards were held on 13 September, awarding Toll Auto Logistics with the Australian Best Practice Safety Award for its Flatpack 8-Car vehicle transporter innovation.

Speed humps

18 September, 2008

JMP’s Speed Humps are made from rubber and their high traction makes them highly visible and durable.

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